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Wednesday 07 February 2024

Hove Resident Rosy Carrick’s Hometown Show Will Examine Our Most Shameful Sexual Secrets

In her multi-award-winning theatre debut Passionate Machine, feminist powerhouse Hove resident, Rosy Carrick became the world's first female time-travelling doctor. 
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In her new show, she is Musclebound to examine our most shameful sexual secrets. 

The show is undertaking an extensive UK tour in March including a hometown performance at Brighton's The Old Market on 3rd March as part of the venue's Reigning Women season.

At the age of five, Rosy, was watching live action films featuring characters like He-Man and Conan the Barbarian being stripped, beaten and humiliated by their male antagonists. 

This sparked an odyssey of secret obsession that would shape her erotic life forever. 

When bodybuilders and 80s action films unite, you can always count on one thing - a good hard flogging! 

Now, newly single, forty, with a string of disappointing relationships behind her and sharing relationship advice with her teenage daughter, Rosy is forced to confront the niggling suspicion that something about her love life has never felt quite right.

Can her past obsession with tortured beefcake really be the key to her salvation? Or does a more uncomfortable sexual truth lurk, waiting to be reckoned with? 

"When I was writing Musclebound, I basically set out to write the show I wished I could have seen when I was a teenager," she explained. 

"It's about me getting to grips with my childhood passion for watching these incredible scenes of hyper-muscular men being abused. 

"About why that dynamic felt so powerful. Musclebound takes a playful, candid and highly singular look at sexual power, female pleasure and the politics and principles of orgasm-faking."  

Rosy Carrick at The Old Market, Hove, on 3rd March 2024. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley


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